how sync Mail and Address Book?

NoBob

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Original poster
Jun 5, 2007
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Hi,

If I receive an email from someone, then later decide to send them a new email, I just type in their name, but Mail doesn't recognize it and says it's not a valid email address (and even though their full name appears in the From column in Mail). In Address Book I can find the name and choose 'send email'. Mail and Address Book don't seem to be in sync. Is there anything I can do?

Thanks,
NoBob.
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
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USA
Under Mail>Preferences, select the Composing preferences pane. Check the Addressing: Automatically complete addresses checkbox.
 

Jack06

macrumors member
Jul 11, 2009
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Hi Guys,
After a quick search I found this thread, and it seems mail isn't auto-completing my addresses (from my address book). I've made sure to tick 'automatically complete addresses' and have even gone so far as to make sure my address book is synced with the Google server.
It seems nothing is working.
Anyone have any idea what could be causing it?
Cheers
Jack
 

skybolt

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Feb 20, 2005
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Nashville, TN, USA
It's possible, if you have tried several times with the same contact, that Mail is keeping the incorrect/incomplete address in its previous recipients. Go to Window and look at previous recipients. You can delete any or all that you want, and then Mail will start over using the address book entries. From time to time I delete all of the entries in there to keep things nice and clean. Just a long shot, but might be of some help to you.
 

Jack06

macrumors member
Jul 11, 2009
96
1
Solved!

Hi Guys,
Figured it out, the email addresses in address book were for their Jabber accounts, when I dragged the email address from there into the 'email' field everything worked...
Cheers
Jack